Partner

Associated Press Google Fund and TFI New Media Fund

Format

Volumetric, CG

Premiere

Tribeca Film Festival 2014

Project

08 / 11

Use of Force

Use of Force depicts the fatal 2010 beating, by U.S. Border Patrol officers, of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, a Mexican national who had lived in San Diego for 25 years. Hernandez Rojas was detained when he crossed the border back into the U.S. after having been deported.

Partner

Associated Press Google Fund and TFI New Media Fund

Format

Volumetric, CG

Premiere

Tribeca Film Festival 2014

The experience is based on cell phone footage captured by two witnesses at the scene;  Emblematic inserted one of those witnesses into the piece, conducting body and facial scans so that her movements could be accurately reconstructed.

An interactive element allowed users to record sixty seconds’ worth of footage on a simulated smartphone.